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Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:26 am
by dindin
Well since I redid my seats I noticed my door panels looks a little shabby around the edges, the driver side front corner was pulling and very wavy, So I read online of people who say they had good results wetting the cardboard backing and putting weigh on the panels for a few days, I guess the theory is the water will soften them and the weight will re-warp them straight..

I put the panels under a sheet of plywood and and front facing the floor with a plastic tarp on wither side of the sandwich :lol:

I think I will wait 4 days and see how they look...maybe the process will require some tweaking if im still not happy.

Al



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Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:20 pm
by Rjordann
That should work. I had to take out my headliner and use a squirt bottle to wet it and get some horrible sags out of it...(1972 gt)....worked like a charm...

Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:45 am
by dindin
]They came out pretty good after the burial for 3 days and nights :lol: The driver side lower edge is straight but the cardbaord is comming apart, I was thinking maybe adding a layer thin plastic in the corner or maybe some epoxy..

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Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm
by dindin
Finished up the panels came out pretty good not perfect but better than before.

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Just need to try and fix peeling chrome gonna try Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker and see how it works to blend in

Al

Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:18 pm
by Fastmax32168
Just FYI I was surprised to find these on Ebay when I was searching for something else.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-1980-Monz ... UE&vxp=mtr
Roy

Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:29 pm
by zeke
Look to be the wrong shape Roy.

Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:39 pm
by Fastmax32168
Every ebay auction they have for those backer boards uses that same pic regardless of the model car they are for. I think its just a generic pic.
Roy

Re: Door Panel fix?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:27 am
by dindin
Mine was not "bad enough" that I would want to risk removing the vinyl from the original cardboard panel, it was detaching itself around the bottom and when I started to peel it more I noticed it was also glued in the center part of the panel and under the chromed plastic..

This is how far around I went.

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Buts it a nice find it your cardboard is bad enough..

Al